The Course

Golf Course

Our championship 18-hole golf course will take you through the flats and undulating hills of Yarrambat. The course is meticulously maintained all year round and features lush greens and fairways, and enough roughs and hazards to challenge golfers.

Whether you’re a Yarrambat Park rookie or a seasoned veteran, check out our hole-by-hole course guide. Let our PGA-qualified golf professional, Ethan Cowden, give you the inside scoop on the best way to play each hole.

Hole
Distance
Par
1
326m
4

Hole 1

1

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 326m • Men’s Index: 5 • Ladies: 290m • Ladies Index: 11

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Long par four with a slow incline to the green can be a long walk if your round has gone pear shaped. Straightest hole on the course so aim drive straight up the middle. A miss to the right side of the fairway is better than left, as you will have a shot to the green. Long narrow green that feeds the ball of both sides, so hit the middle of the green. Putts generally run true, so trust your line and roll it smooth.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Long par four is the second hardest hole on the course. It has no bunkers or water, but is protected by a slow incline to a long narrow upside down bowl green. Two good hits will get you on or around the green. The chip and run shot will be your best option just off the green, letting the ball roll up to the hole.

2
448m
5

Hole 2

2

Overview

Par: 5 • Men’s: 448m • Men’s Index: 15 • Ladies: 428m • Ladies Index: 3

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Getting a good drive down the left side of the fairway will set you up for a chance at hitting the green in two. If your drive is on the fairway, you can back your game and hit it over the water leaving a short uphill chip to the green. If your drive isn’t in play, then opt for an iron to lay up short of the water and have a full wedge in. This is a tricky green that slopes from back to front, don’t leave the ball above the hole, otherwise you will have a fast downhill putt.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Aim your drive towards the large bush on the left side of the fairway. Don’t get greedy on the second shot by taking on the water, hit an iron or hybrid towards the left water hazard leaving you about 110m to the green. Take an extra club for the uphill approach and aim at the left side of the green, so the slopes take the ball on to the green. Take care putting, at worst leave your putt just short, rather than four foot past.

3
342m
4

Hole 3

3

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 342m • Men’s Index 10 • Ladies: 298m • Ladies Index: 13

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Short left to right par four with no hazards, but a narrow green protected by heavy rough. Hit drive left of the big gum on the right side of the fairway. Always hit the green right of centre, as the green slopes hard left. If anything, take one club less on the approach as you don’t want to be pin high left or right on this narrow green.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Great hole for right handed slices. Aim at the gap in the trees down the left side of the fairway, there is plenty of fairway out there and opens up the green. A straight approach shot will be rewarded, but at worst leave the ball on the front edge of the green for an easy chip or putt on to the green.

4
320m
4

Hole 4

4

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 320m • Men’s Index: 14 • Ladies: 278m • Ladies Index: 9

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: The wind will determine the club selection of the tee. Downwind it’s three wood or hybrid over the 150m post. Into the wind is driver over or just left of the 150m post. There is no real reward for smashing drive downwind, the green is very long and narrow requiring a full sand wedge or lob wedge into the pin. Keep the approach left side of the green taking on the edge of the bunker. Stay well away from the right rough next to the green, certain bogey or super up and down from there.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Drive towards the right of the 150m post, which open up the green. Always take an extra club here. It’s uphill to the green, and 90% of the time you will be hitting into the wind. This is a hard green to hit, which is protected by a bunker on the front edge. Keep all approaches up the left side of the green taking the right rough out of play.

5
171m
3

Hole 5

5

Overview

Par: 3 • Men’s: 171m • Men’s Index: 9 • Ladies: 139m • Ladies Index: 17

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Long par three. Do not go left of the green here, two bunkers, 100 year old gums and a valley will destroy your scorecard. Aim at the right edge of the green, or at the hill right of the green. Short right is the bailout spot, if you’re on your game then go at the middle of the green, but the ball has to come in high so it sits soft otherwise you will roll over the back into long rough. The green will try to tell you there is break, but most of the time it is a straight putt.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Aim the tee shot at the hill right of the green, stay away from the bunkers to the left of the green. The safest place to be is front right, this will leave you with an easy chip and run on, or even a putt. The green can be quick slick from any direction, so judge the pace of your putt right, and you may be rewarded.

6
315m
4

Hole 6

6

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s 315m • Men’s Index: 7 • Ladies: 300m • Ladies Index: 5

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Two options on the tee, bomb drive down the right with a high draw can get you over the mounds and close to the green. Or lay up to the mounds and with a three wood opening the green up for an easy nine iron or wedge approach. The green sits on a hill with a cluster of old gums protecting the right landing area. If you want a birdie you will need to take on the left edge of the old gums, hitting it in from a good height. This will get the ball sitting soft, feeding it down to the centre of the green. This green breaks more than you think and can be quick. Good luck!

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Drive it high up the right side of the fairway, and don’t be bothered about hitting it too far right. The idea is to stay away from the OOB and bunker down the left. Hit your second just short of the old gums on the right side of the green, because most time, the ball will kick forward and feed up to the edge or onto the green. The putt will break towards the creek quite a lot, so aim high and hit soft.

7
445m
5

Hole 7

7

Overview

Par: 5 • Men’s: 445m • Men’s Index: 12 • Ladies: 402m • Ladies Index: 7

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: It’s all about the drive here. Take on the trees along the right side of the rough. In the distance you will see the top of an old dead gum, aim to the right of it and make sure it’s a solid shot. Bigger hitters can go further right, but won’t get much more distance because the fairway feeds the ball left. If you are within range of hitting the green in two, play your second towards the gum on the right well away from the water, and the mounds will feed the ball to the front edge or on the green.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Drive up the left side of the fairway away from the right corner. This will keep the ball on the fairway giving you a good lie to hit three wood inside the 150 posts. Hit your approach right edge of the green keeping away from the left water hazard. All balls feed off the right mounds and onto the green. Don’t get greedy, this hole can destroy your front nine if you take on the water.

8
118m
3

Hole 8

8

Overview

Par: 3 • Men’s: 118m • Men’s Index: 6 • Ladies: 102m • Ladies Index: 18

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Short par three that can make or break your front nine. The tee shot has to go over the bunker and land right of the centre. The green feeds towards the water with a ridge cut through the middle. Take note of the pin, as it can be almost two clubs more if it is tucked back and into the wind.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Tricky par three with a green that is hard to hit. Don’t go left, and don’t be long over the back. Try to play over the bunker, or at worst front edge. The green slopes towards the water, and if anything, try to leave yourself an uphill putt.

9
335m
4

Hole 9

9

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 335m • Men’s Index: 4 • Ladies: 290m • Ladies Index: 6

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: A good drive up the left side aiming at the big gum left of the green. The approach is always a club extra, as it is uphill and most of the time into the wind. Flying the ball past the pin here will hold the green, as the green slopes from back to front pushing short shots of the front edge.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: A good drive is required to carry the water and make the fairway. Once over the water, straight up the hill to the green, take an extra club to make sure you get the pin. The green has sneaky breaks, but with good pace will hold there line and have every chance of going in.

10
342m
4

Hole 10

10

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 342m • Men’s Index: 8 • Ladies: 333m • Ladies Index: 2

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Straight forward drive on an elevated tee. There is more room along the left edge of the fairway, which opens up the green a little more. Out of bounds on the left will be in the back of your mind, but a solid hit left of centre will set up the approach. Keep the approach left of any pin position; this will keep the ball away from the right bunker and set up an easy putt.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Getting your drive over the ditch in the middle of the fairway, will let the ball run out more making the second shot easier to the green. Leaving the approach short left is the best place, or anywhere on the left side of the green is perfect. This will keep you away from the bunker and the slope on the right side, which will feed the ball of the green, making a hard chip up to the pin.

11
435m
5

Hole 11

11

Overview

Par: 5 • Men’s: 435m • Men’s Index: 17 • Ladies: 420m • Ladies Index: 8

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: It’s all about the drive on this short par five. Aim right of the 150m post or the small tree on the right corner. The first bounce of the drive generally kicks hard left, and the fairway can feed the ball into the left rough if you don’t keep it far enough right. If you get the drive to the corner, then have a crack at the green with an iron or hybrid. The green has a false front, which can be deceiving. Trust the distance the sprinkler or GPS is telling you, and aim at the mounds right of the green. Leaving the second short right will set up an easy chip to the pin. The green slopes right to left like the whole hole, so chip it up to the left and let it feed down to the hole. Don’t get cute and try to check the ball close to the pin, otherwise you could be chipping back on from the other side of the green.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: An easy driver towards the 150m post will open up the corner, and give you a three wood or hybrid towards the green. If you are within range of the green, hit your shot towards the mounds and let the ball feed on to the green, otherwise short right is the best place to leave the ball for an easy chip on to the green. Chip to the right and let the ball roll up to the hole, as this green feeds hard left and can be quick.

12
153m
3

Hole 12

12

Overview

Par: 3 • Men’s: 153m • Men’s Index: 11 • Ladies: 120m • Ladies Index: 15

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: This tricky uphill par three can be deceptive. The green is quite long and has a small tear running across the middle. Make sure you get an accurate distance reading to the pin, and take an extra club to be sure you make it up the hill. Any ball that finishes short will roll back down the hill, leaving you a 40m to 50m chip back up. Anywhere on the green is good, and the spot to miss is pin high left. Take care putting downhill, as the green can be slippery on a warm day.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Make sure you have enough club to get up the hill, to be safe take an extra club and aim for the left edge of the green. The left side holds the ball better, and doesn’t roll back down the hill. It’s an easier chip and will keep you away from the bunker on the right. Hitting the green with your tee shot is a bonus, but not a certain par. Trust your putt and lag it slowly downhill.

13
342m
4

Hole 13

13

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 342m • Men’s Index: 13 • Ladies: 314m • Ladies Index: 4

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: The 13th hole plays longer than it measures. The driving line is just right of the 150 post with a draw or fade. This will keep the ball away from the right bunker and large shrub that tends to eat any ball that goes near it. Aim at the left side of this long narrow green as it feeds from right to left. Take a half club extra as it is a slight incline to the green and is normally a head breeze. Read your putt carefully, don’t allow too much break as most times it holds its line.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Aim driver right of the 150m post on the left side of the fairway, keeping away from the right bunker. Water on the left won’t come in to play unless you hit a wayward shot hard left. Take an extra club to the green, and don’t be disappointed if the ball misses the green, as it is a long narrow green that is hard to hit for any player. Missing front edge or right side leaves an easy uphill chip.

14
262m
4

Hole 14

14

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 262m • Men’s Index: 18 • Ladies: 230m • Ladies Index: 14

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: This short par four can be taken on by the big hitters. Aim centre of the green and go for it. Good contact will get you over the long grassy mounds and kick onto the green. Long right is the best spot to miss the green, leaving a chip straight up the middle of the green. The green is wide, but not very deep. Any approach not spinning will kick off the back, so make sure you get your yardage right and aim left of the pin. All putts on this green break hard, so lag all putts high and let it feed slowly down to the hole.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Aim your driver left of the toilet block in the distance, away from the grassy mounds. The mounds will swallow your ball and is hard to get any shot out. Pick your approach wisely as the green is shallow. Try to land front edge and let the ball kick on. Most approaches will roll over the back on to the fringe, leaving a straight up hill putt, or chip and run.

15
462m
5

Hole 15

15

Overview

Par: 5 • Mens: 462m • Men’s Index: 16 • Ladies: 419m • Ladies Index: 10

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: A hard driving hole as the fairways are quite narrow and any ball finishing in the rough will reduce your chances of hitting the green in two. Aim driver at the 150m post in the distance or towards the water on the right. This will let the ball kick right and make the fairway. There isn’t much danger around the green except for the left bunker, which isn’t too hard to get out of. Missing the green short right is the best place to be if it can’t be made in two. Always take a walk when pitching on, just to double check the pin location. The green is quite long and the pin can be right up the back. Leave all pitch shots just under the hole so you can attack the birdie putt.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Aim drive out to the left, anywhere on the fairway or left of the fairway is safe. This will keep the ball away from the water down the right side and open up the fairway for the second shot. Try to get the second shot inside 150m to set up a short iron into the green. Take an extra club for the uphill approach and keep away from the left bunker. Leaving an uphill putt will reduce the chance of a three putt.

16
163m
3

Hole 16

16

Overview

Par: 3 • Men’s: 163m • Men’s Index: 3 • Ladies: 110m • Ladies Index: 16

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Post card hole and also known as the round wrecker. Protected by water at the front and bunkers all around, this downhill 180m par three will test the nerves. Pick an iron that will go at least 170 and make clean contact without thinking of all the hazards. As long as you carry the water and hit the green or at worst a bunker, you will be ok. The green slopes back to front and is very fast downhill. Walk away with par three be very happy, walk away with bogey - don’t be too hard on yourself. Just don’t go in the water!

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Well, do you lay up to the water or go for it? I say go for it! At worst you go in the water, take a drop, chip it over for three, sink the bogey putt or tap in for five. But if you make it over the water and on the green, you could walk off with an easy par. Risk versus reward?

17
356m
4

Hole 17

17

Overview

Par: 4 • Men’s: 356m • Men’s Index: 2 • Ladies: 339m • Ladies Index: 1

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: Long par four with a slow incline to the green can be a long walk if your round has gone pear shaped. Straightest hole on the course so aim drive straight up the middle. A miss to the right side of the fairway is better than left, as you will have a shot to the green. Long narrow green that feeds the ball of both sides, so hit the middle of the green. Putts generally run true, so trust your line and roll it smooth.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Long par four is the second hardest hole on the course. It has no bunkers or water, but is protected by a slow incline to a long narrow upside down bowl green. Two good hits will get you on or around the green. The chip and run shot will be your best option just off the green, letting the ball roll up to the hole.

18
345m
4

Hole 18

18

Overview

Men’s Par: 4 • Ladies Par: 5 • Men’s: 345m • Men’s Index: 1 • Ladies: 372m • Ladies Index: 12

Tip 1

Low Handicaps: The hardest hole on the course. Big hitters can take on the water, but it has to be good contact and not into the wind. A carry of at least 240m to get over the water will leave a short iron into the green. The safe option is to hit an iron or wood down the right side of the fairway. This will get the ball just inside the 150m marker and give you a full shot into the green. Take an extra club on the approach as it is uphill and is generally into the wind. The clubhouse can protect you from the wind, but when the ball gets above the clubhouse it will hit the wind and drop out of the sky, so don’t be fooled. Straight forward green, putts don’t break as much as you think.

Tip 2

High(er) Handicaps: Keep way from the water and stay down the right side of the fairway. Hit a club that can go about 160m. It will roll out further down the hill and get you inside or close to the 150m post. Take an extra club up the hill and aim towards the left side of the green, keeping away from the right rough short of the green. The left side is the best place to layup or be leave your ball on the green. Uphill chip or putt straight at the hole, it won’t break as much as you think. A par of bogey is a good result, and a safe way to finish your round.